Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires: Which is the Best Choice?

The Ultra High Performance All-Season category has seen tremendous growth in recent years and makes a good amount of sense for a large percentage of our customer base. With a focus on both performance attributes and reasonable treadlife, this performance category appeals to enthusiasts who desire balance and year-round use out of a single set of tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Supersports provide THE best combination of ride, handling, tread wear, and price of any tire I can recall.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

Michelin Energy is agreat handling tire. All Michelin tires are over priced in my opinion but they certainly are one of the best performing tires on the market. You get what you pay for. As for longevity, these Energy tires held up very well for my mostly highway driving style.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If your thinking about upgrading your car the first thing you can do is tires. These Pilot Super Sport tires do the trick. These tires completely transformed the handling characteristics of the F without being overly harsh or noisy. Grip is excellent in the Dry/wet. With little to no understeer when on the limit. The only downside to having a sticky tire is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These continental Extreme contacts have about 37,800 miles on them with anywhere between 31 to 33 lbs of air in tires, rotate every 6k miles and hoping to get another 6k miles out of them. The word S is worn off the center of (DWS) indicator and they have become sleek on moderate take off from a stop on wet roads.These Contis have the nature of hard ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Great tire, amazing dry & wet traction. Driving an SL(Sports Light ?) requires a tire with sure footing at speed and occasional wet weather conditions. This Michelin A/S 3 sticks like glue dry road or wet. Has minor noise around 45 mph, not intrusive but disappointiing to me. Good ride, handles well like a performance tire. My car has gvw listed 4,4xx lbs....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (W-Speed Rated)

I'v always had Michelin MXV4 Tires before I bought the B.F.Gooderich Super Sport A/S. I thought after reading about the New Design of the B.F.Gooderich Super Sport I thought I'll give them a try. The price is lower...I would probably get a lower quality tire...not so! These are the best tires I have ever purchased so far and I would buy them again!They are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Bought these for my Honda Ridgeline. This is the third set of tires on this vehicle. The first one was the OEM Michelin LTX M/S which dry rotted after about 15,000. The second set was probably the best all weather tire I've had. They were Nokians WR G2 SUV with the snow flake symbol on them but they were good in the summer as well. The big trade off with...  Read More

Is the General AltiMAX Arctic the Best Studdable Winter / Snow Tire?

With recent snow falls still making news, many of us our reminded that we still have many weeks (and months in some areas) of winter driving left this season. To see if February is still a good time to purchase winter tires, take a look at "Is it Too Late to Buy Winter / Snow Tires?"   The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Well, I own a CTS-V Coupe (Daily Driver and Track Car) that originally came with Michelin PS2's, which are great tires (OE). I have had my V on the local track on both sets of tires and the Bridgestones are fantastic in their own right, not to mention the price. I have run both tires up to 179 mph without any stability, pressure or temp issues. What I really...  Read More

Is the Firestone Winterforce a Good Winter Tire?

As one of the most economically priced winter tires available on the market, many drivers question if the Firestone Winterforce is a good fit for their vehicle. Does the tire have what it takes to compete with many of the newer generation front-runners? While the tire isn't as soft as many Studless Ice & Snow tires, and therefore not as well suited for ice,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

They were installed on my 2010 BMW 550i GT with the OEM M5 wheels about three days BEFORE I purchased the car used..... I've got just shy of 12K on them to date and I really couldn't be much happier than what I am...... Dry traction is the best I've ever experienced on any car I've owned in the past.... Steering and cornering is super responsive under all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

I installed these tires on my wife's 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and they are 10x quieter than the old Michelin Hydroedge tires that were on it. Out of the 4 that I ordered 1 was found to be out of round but with road-force balancing the shop was able to smooth out the ride with only .75 ounces of weight. These tires are extremely smooth and have great all...  Read More

How to Choose the Correct Track Tires

Are you heading to your first driving school or lapping day? Or are you already a track veteran who's looking to go even faster? Whenever you go to the track, having the right set of tires is essential to going fast, being safe and having fun. What type of tires do you need to bring for a track event? Depends on the type of event, the expected conditions and...  Read More

Continental TrueContact Replaces ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Continental has been on a roll! First, they introduced the ExtremeContact DWS which quickly became a customer favorite in our customer survey data. This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire set the bar for winter snow traction in its category while still being competitive with good wet and dry traction.  Next, Continental released another winner with the...  Read More

Hankook's New Ventus V12 evo2 vs Original Ventus V12 evo K110

Hankook has been producing tires since 1941 and is the seventh largest tire company in the world. While many of their tires are made in Asian countries, Hankook announced they're planning to build a plant in the United States. Amongst enthusiasts, they're known to produce some of the best value-oriented performance tires.  While the Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Simply amazing! These summer tires lasted me two seasons and almost 50000km on all types of mountain highways and conditions from northern British Columbia to the southern tip of Arizona. I own a 2011 VW GTI and I love to drive fast especially in the corners. I bought the car new with a set of Pirelli all seasons on them but didn't care for them much. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Living in MN we get our share of snow and ice, but switching to the Goodyear Ultra Grip winter snow tire was the best thing I could of done. As compared to the Michelin all season radials I had on the 4X4 Blazer, I realized an immediate grip and go in hard packed snow, and after a 6 snowfall. Thanks Tire Rack for a great winter tire, and it had a budget...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Still Number One

Having been on the market for over a year-and-a-half, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport still reigns supreme as the highest-rated tire in the Max Performance Summer category. While certain tires may occasionally hold the top spot for a few months, it's quite a rare feat to see such prolonged dominance.  Frankly, I'm not surprised as this tire was a favorite...  Read More

Best Winter Tires 2013

As we enter into the winter months, it's important to have tires that will give you the best traction possible. The following tires should be considered by drivers who experience harsh winter weather and travel on snow- and ice-covered roads.   Bridgestone The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is still one of the best winter / snow tires on the market. It rates highly...  Read More